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Trail running tours in Madeira, Short routes, 20km or less (Full day)

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Join one of our certified guides on this incredible full-day short route trail running (20km or less) around the island of Madeira. Choose from a variety of available routes passing through lush forest and panoramic mountains.


1 Day

All year




* Trail run around the beautiful island of Madeira.

* Witness the beautiful landscape of mountains, forests and oceans.

* Test yourself on this 20 kms or less trail.


We’ll take you on a full day trail running tour in the beautiful island of Madeira amidst high mountains, lush valleys, and dense forests against the gorgeous backdrop of the vast Atlantic Ocean!

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the island of Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning landscape, pleasant climate and fascinating culture. And because of its rich biodiversity, many areas of the island are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will begin this incredible trip by picking you up in the morning from your hotel. You can choose from a variety of available routes (20km or less)– Porto da Cruz, Santana, Portela, Poiso, Machico or Encumeada.

Porto da Cruz is an adorable village situated on the Northeast Coast of the island. This trail involves running through the lush Laurissilva forest, taking in breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean.

Santana is a picturesque route that takes us through a rich Biosphere reserve. It circles around the mountains of Santana city and covers the dense Laurissilva Forest.

Portela is a quaint path which takes us through lush forests and passes by rails and local irrigation channels commonly know as levadas.

At 1400m, Poiso is a high altitude route involving a run through two types of forests, taking us through firewood and descending to Ribeiro Frio before ascending back to Poiso.

Machico is the second most populous city on the island and boasts of its rich history. This trail provides an unobstructed view of multiple houses and building against the deep blue ocean from the Pico do Facho viewpoint.

And if you happen to choose running through Encumeada, you’ll pass through various tunnels surrounded by dense vegetation. You’ll also come across multiple clear water lagoons and milky waterfalls in this pristine setting.

Irrespective of the route you choose, this tour guarantees a memorable experience on the island of Madeira! So, book now! Also, check out this day hike from Rabacal to the 25 Fontes waterfalls in Madeira.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

55 EUR per person to join a group. For individual runs, the price is 100 EUR. Price includes Personal Accident Insurance.


Day 1: Meet, run, finish.

Pick up from hotel, run the trail and finish!



More info

Pick-up between 08:30 and 09:00 AM.

Meeting point

Your hotel.

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